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Up Coming Events – Updated

Events updated 3rd Sept

16th September Club Championships 1 – 6 pm Sunday
Open to club members only – the field is closed during this event
You need to book in, arrive by 12.30 pm to set out field & get ready, it starts promptly at 1 pm
Costs £6 for adults & £4 for juniors, shooting a Long Metric 3 & 3 dozen arrows at distances determined by age
You will then be seeded by bow type and shoot a Head to Head Competition with a Plate Competition for those eliminated in the first round.
Winner prizes & medals for the Long Metric as well as prizes for the Head to Heads
At the end of the shoot a communal meal is provided, bring your own plates & cutlery

22nd September Work Party Day 10am to 4pm Saturday

Clearing up – making stands, painting, repairing arrows, stc – there will be a job for everyone

3rd November Halloween shoot 5-9 pm Saturday
Open to club members only – the field is closed during this event
No booking in, all kit provided by the club, arrive by 5.30 pm to sort out your arrows
This is an atmospheric shoot which is done in twilight, it needs to be experienced not described!
Costs £6 for adults & £4 for Juniors, shooting close range lit targets
During the shoot, soup & roll will be served, bring your own cut out pumpkin which
will become one of the targets.

Tuesdays Coaching – weather permitting 4 pm onwards

If you are not sure who the coaches are their pictures are on the noticeboard in the club hut.

Wednesdays Club night shooting various rounds 6.30 pm onwards

A schedule of rounds to be shot are in the club hut (and via the link above), everyone is welcome, there might even be cake!!

Sundays Twiglets (Juniors) 1 – 4 pm

This is specifically for Junior archers to shoot rounds & be coached – often fun rounds are shot.

Committee Meetings – are open to all and are held on the first Monday in every month starting a 7 .30 pm

Your Help Required -everything done at the club is by volunteers. Therefore are you doing your bit to help look after and maintain the club. Cleaning up after making  drinks, removing rubbish, recycling, and keeping the field tidy all help towards making our club the best it can be. Keep an eye out for volunteering opportunities to help run club shoots, tournaments & fun days. Every little helps.

Committee Meeting Schedule

Alan has put together a schedule for committee meetings until the end of the year.

In brief they are to be held in the Club House on the first Monday of the month starting at 7:30pm.

Meetings are open to all members.
If any member has ideas or suggestions, please talk to any committee member, fill in a suggestions form in the club house or here or you can send the secretary an email and it will be considered at the next meeting

Committee Meeting

Extraordinary General Meeting 2018

Dear members

If there is more than one member in the household, please ensure that all of them have access to this notice and attachments.

This is to notify you of the LAOFAC Extraordinary General Meeting to be held on Saturday 28th April 2018 at the Club Field, Countesthorpe, LE5 8QW. Please arrive for 10.00am. After the EGM there will be a free food/refreshments for members.

Topics for this meeting

Outstanding Items from the AGM of 24th March 2018.
After sending out the notification of the AGM to members, our Secretary, Craig Porter had to stand down and was unable to send out the necessary supporting documents, which meant that the meeting was unable to discharge all the required agenda items. The AGM went ahead on a limited basis, and the members present asked me, as acting Secretary, to convene an EGM to cover the outstanding items (Approval of Minutes and Accounts, Election of Officers, Fees for 2018/9).

Due to the deferment of the AGM item for fees to the end of April, the setting of fees could not be done before the normal increase date of 1 April. Although there is a need to increase fees to replenish reserves and to ensure any increase in GNAS fees are covered, it would not be sensible to retrospectively apply an increase to the significant number of members whose due date is 1 April (all members of 2 years or more), or to penalise newer members with a ‘mid year’ increase. The committee therefore propose to keep the fees at the same level, but serve notice that it may be necessary to significantly increase them next year.

Amendments to the Club Structure and Constitution

At the committee meeting on 31 March 2018, it was decided the EGM was an ideal time to tidy up and make some changes to the constitution, with a view to:

  • In line with AGB’s recommendation (when they changed the fee structure for Junior and disabled archers), we will amalgamate the 3 clubs into a single entity by dissolving the Junior and Disabled Clubs, ie all affected members will now join the main club directly (in the relevant Junior and Disabled Membership class). Existing members will be transferred immediately.
  • Tidy up the Articles with references to Fees to be less ambiguous.
  • Reduce the onerous requirement to have 20% of all members present to be quorate at an AGM. The model constitution for a Charitable Incorporated Organisation uses 5%, however the committee recommends a compromise of 10% including any proxy votes, with a minimum 5% in person, as a reasonable number to ensure ordinary members continue to have a say.

All specific amendments to the articles of the constitution are detailed in the attached resolutions.

Election of Officers

All posts on the Committee are up for re-election at the AGM. Nominations for Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and the 6 ordinary committee members can be made by Wednesday 25th April on the nomination form in the club hut.

Voting on Resolutions and Elections.

If you are unable to attend, but wish to ensure your vote is counted on any of the resolutions, please use the attached form to appoint a proxy. You may choose any member to vote on your behalf.

Could you please let me know if you are intending to attend the EGM, via email secretary@laofac.com, by Wednesday 25th April.

Kind regards,

Neill Brown – Acting Secretary

Please follow the link below to the AGM Minutes page to review the EGM documents. The page requires the Gate Access code as the password, if you do not have the code please email membership@laofac.com

AGM Minutes